SONG OF THE DAY: Ryan Lewis — “Fake Empire”


This song by Ryan Lewis samples “Fake Empire” by the National. It was never officially released, but seen mostly through this video. The video is a really awesome representation of the song, check it out.

SONG OF THE DAY: Neon Indian – “Polish Girl”

I’ve been bumping Neon Indian’s new album Era Extraña (Mom + Pop Music, 2011) repeatedly since its release. The album was recorded entirely in Helsinki, Finland in the middle of a frosty winter.  As a teaser to the album, lead singer Alan Palomo released clips of him walking around Helsinki  while looking mysteriously cool. The album doesn’t sound like it was recorded in winter though – it channels a vibrant, summer vibe reminiscent of their debut album, Psychic Chasms. “Polish Girl” is the first single off the new album and is definitely one of my favorites. It highlights Palomo’s musical growth; it feels much more mature and well crafted than anything off the last album. Check it out!

UPCOMING SHOWS: Low with Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide

This Sunday (TOMORROW) Duluth, Minnesota’s LOW are playing at Colorado College’s Armstrong Theater, thanks to KRCC.  Tickets are $10 with a student ID at the Worner Desk in the Worner Center.  Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:00.

Check out the band’s website to get a sense of their sound, if you haven’t yet had the pleasure.

SONG OF THE DAY: Trampled By Turtles — “Wait So Long”

This tune is off their 2010 album Palomino, released on Banjodad Records. Enjoy!

SONG OF THE DAY: Maverick Sabre – “I Need”

Maverick Sabre is a definite up and coming artist out of the UK. Before you check out the music video for his new single, “I Need” take a look at the picture above and try to imagine what his voice sounds like. Then get blown away by the mountain of soul he brings to the track. This is the kind of song that makes you look up and sing to some higher power. Sabre’s new album comes out January.

Teo is a sophomore at CC. He likes all sorts of music. He has a radio show every Tuesday 7-9pm. Check it out.

SONG OF THE DAY: Low — “Try To Sleep”

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Low’s latest album–their ninth–was released by Sub Pop in April.  As with all their previous efforts, C’mon is a slow-burner, revealing itself in time to be a careful study in restraint and a critical examination of us, here, today.

Be sure to check them out on Sunday, September 25th at Colorado College’s Armstrong Theater at 7pm.  Check out KRCC’s website  for more details.

SONG OF THE DAY: Unknown Mortal Orchestra — “Ffunny Ffriends”

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From their eponymous debut LP, out now on Fat Possum Records

SONG OF THE DAY: The Field — “Is This Power”

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The Field’s Looping State of Mind is out now digitally and October 24th physically on Kompakt (2011).

SONG OF THE DAY: Mayer Hawthorne – “A Long Time”

Mayer Hawthorne’s patented brand of neo-motown plus cool retro video? Yes Please!

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SONG OF THE DAY: Hella — “Yubacore”

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Tripper, the first LP in four years from Sacramento’s Hella, is out now on Sargent House (2011).